BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NOBTHKAJT AHKAHBAS AND 8OUTHKABT MISSOURI VOL. XUII—NO. 26 Blythevllle Dally Nevi BlytberUl* Henld Blythevtll* Couiiar Mlaftaippt p *"tT HLYTllKVIU.E, ARKANSAS. SATUUDAY, AP1UL 20, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEBTB TRUMAN HOLDS CONFERENCE WITH LEWIS Cotton Carnival Delegation Will Visit This Area Group To Be Greeted By Local Officials Monday Afternoon Cotton will be the theme in Blylhevlllo Monday afternoon nt 4:20 o'clock when Ihc Cotton Carnival delegation of Memphis will visit here on the second of a series of tours through the MidSouth to advertise the Cotton Carnival In Memphis,May 13-19. At the same time, the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce which is sponsoring Blylhcvllle's participation in the event, will "Plug" for the National Cotton .Picking Contest to be held here next Fall. Tlie tour will be made up of number of Cotton carnival officials Including Tour Chairman Lcb Bacherig, a former M..id of Cotton and th c two alternate Maids of Cotton for the 1946 contest. Other visitors will include Colic Stoltz as Master of Ceremonies, Early Maxwell, formerly promotions di- Sunrise Services Will Open Easter Observance Tomorrow Changchun Loss Is Acknowledged r with sunrise tomorrow morning, Waster will be celebrated in Blylhevillc with religious services planned I lor those who want lo meditate upon the first peacetime D LI 1" I 1 1 Kaxler in.a number of years. f\« NflfinilflllM^ The resiirreciiou of Jesus will he remembered with the I ll **IIVIIUIIi*U Biblical words "And Jesus said unto them: 'Thus it i.s written, and this it behooved Christ to suffer; and to rise from the dead on the third day.'" Those who will arise early enough to attend the Community Sunrise Service at 5:25 o'clock will be rewarded with an appropriate program in a spiritual atmosphere. Speck Asks Seat In State Senat To be held outdoors, the selling is I the stadium of Blylhevillc Hi;;h I School, where worshippers will fa:i! thc rising sun. In case of rain the service will be at First Baptist Church. Thc Blytheville school band wi!l play Ihc prelude to open the program, followed by thc congregational singing of "All Hall the Power ol Jesus' name." Thc Rev. Ray McLcstcr, pastor ol Yaibro and Promised Land Methodist churches,-will say the invocation; there will be an anthem by choir from all churchet: Frenchman's Bayou, who was a " lc Rcv - E c - Brown, pastor of First prisoner of the Japanese during B »l'tist Church, will read the s the war, has formally announced ' tu " > ' f °»°wed by an anthem, he will be a candidate for the of- I "Living By Thc ResuiTccUo'i fice of state senator, the position Failh" will be the subject of ihe now held by B. Frank Williams of message.by the,Rev. R. Scott Balnl e Former War Prisoner Of Japs Sees Need For Unified Front Major Jefferson w. Siwck of H - Ow( , ola ""• - - be will Band Will March The delegation, travelinc by bus, will be met at thc First Presbyter- Ian church corner by the Blyihe- villc school band which will begin the parade, at 4:20 o'clock. Headed by pracing majorettes and tile increased sized band, the musicians will play as they march east on Main street to Second ftreet. There, the band will turn and nlnvc'ii 'm front of thc City Hall on Second street, where an informal program will be presented to the public, A -stage will be erected in front of thc Junior Cliamber of Commerce club room, in the Anthony Buildinj.'. with the street to be roped off for the brief time nec- rssnry to- .the pybli^t^nrpg ' To officially welcome the visitofe lo Blytheville will be representatives of the Jaycec Club, officials of all civic clubs. American I-egion. Velerans of Foreign'Wars, and the City of Blytheville. President jimmie Sanders of the Jaycees will welcome the visitors brtcflv alter thc band has played: William wyatt, chairman of the National Cotton Picking Contest will present Blytheville's Lady-In- with City Clerk Frank Whitworth representing Mayor E. R. Jackson, who is ill. Plane to Drop Stickers As the informal program is presented, including introduction of paslor of First Christian Church The Rev. L.-C. Ranisey, paslor of Assembly of God Church, will s.iy the benediction. ChurchM Plan Services Special services will be held at II o'clock by most of thc city churches As a part of the service. Firet Presbyterian Church will present a short- special music program. Under the direction of Miss Jem Due to injuries to his leg. received when the Japanese ship was ired upon while lie was being ransported to another Jap prison. Major Speck will not be able to make an intensive campaign, he nald. but expects to be able to make several public appearances y before the election j i. mi, v,j»-^ luii. i . . _ - i r-uiti.s were increasing auom. inc Now a patient at Kennedy Gen- f" 1 ^'^ c J*° ', w "' sln *; °" ?•"- fate of 10 Americans-five corres- cral Hospital in Memphis, he ear- ' c , r M ° m ch .? st Rose Aguin" by Her had planned to enter the race atol 'Bhton, with Miss Jane McA<l- ior Congress of the United States " ms ' Jam * s J^V- *<"» Stevens ami Chinese Communists Complete Occupation Of Manchurian City . but „ complication of his leg in -, H " InonC ar' t P" »» soloists, jury necessitated a series of ad-' . M £? McAdams will sing. "Ch.iit. riitional operations which prevented r, < L 1Rls '", Lo !'. cl by HofTmeister and 1 his making a campaign nccessitftt- ine much travel. Because lie is very eager to arouse the people of this section to the importance of presenting a unified of other serious matters to people of'Arkansa's he has decided to seek a position in the State Legislature, friends pointed out. This position he can efficiently carry out, if his leg injury make \ him Noble Gill will sing "In the End of the Sabbath" by Speaks. For the Offertory, Mrs. R. C. Allen will piny a violin selection. "Adoration" by Borowski. Mrs. Hermon Carlton will sing, "T Know by Bernard Gooch ganlst. will be present- lilh Mr. Stevens will be thc or- The 29-year-old life-long resident of South Mississippi County Waiting. Miss Carolyn Peterson .served in the Army five years and should Incapable of getting will havc as hfe ^ j . • around as freely a.s if able to walk 1 — ~j.«, p without the' aid of crutches, it was pointed out. two months, having been in the Philippines when war was declared and having been released after thc war was over. Captured on Mindanao, Uc received a leg injury Dec. 15, 1944, on visitors, a Navy plane, piloted by • the same Jap boat where Ben H. The Rev. Hsrvey T. KIdd. pastor, .I'ill havc as his topic, "The Life • | Everlasting" a climax to a series of pre-Easter services. The sacrament of baptism be administered to infants. Choir Will Sin; The choir of First Baptist Churcn, under the direction of Mrs. Russell CHUNGKING. April 20. (UP) — The Nationalist government today acknowledged the loss to Commun- st forces of Changchun, capital of Mnnchnrlii, which was reported officially to be in ruins as a result of Communist, bombardment ami ncendiary warfare. Government and military sources n Nanking .suld the Communist army of Manchuria had completed the occupation ol the capital city after a bloody battle In which the Nationalist defenders, outnumbered 10 to 1, were worn down by sheer weight of numbers. i Acrim reconnaissance over Changchun, officials said, .Indicated the city was largely deserted and almost completely in ruins. Military sources snld three "fierce and bloody" battles were Going on In Manchuria. One was In the area of Princess Uldge, soull of Changchun, where Nationalist forces were trying lo break through to open a new battle for the capital. The second battle wns in the Fushun urea east of Mukcjcn, and the third in the Llaoyang area southwest- of Mukden, where Hie Communists were counter-attack- Ing. Fears were increasing about the HondcnU nnd five U. S. Army men —who were In Changchun duflnsf Ihe final days of slieet fighting and have not been reported since th e city fell. Maj. Robert Illgg of Chicago, assistant military attache, nnd his staff of four were with the correspondents, observing thc fighting, Reynolds Packard of the' Unltfd Press was o'nc of the missing correspondents. ' Sj. "'Details of th c ' (inal hours of triC Changchun battle were unknown. The final Nationalist radio bulletin, apparently sent from the barricaded postoffice building, was board in Mukcicn at 6 p.m. Thursday. Denison, Texas, Readies For Eisenhower Visit Denlson, Texas, readying Itself for the viiill of Oeucrnl 12 wight I}.' Elsenhower to his birthplace, is puttln Ihe finishing touches to the house whore In . 11100 Iho fumed Army Chief of Staff was born. The city host lo Ihe itcncriil tnduy , when Lieutenant Carruthers of Memphis, will be used to drop Cotton Carnival slickers over the City of Blytheville. The entire time spent in Blytheville Is to be less than an hour as the schedule Includes visits to; Luxora anrt Osccola. where dinner will be served with the City Council and Mayor Ben F. Butler as hosls. Before reaching Blytheville. the tour will havc visited Leaehville, where Mayor Joe R. Wheeler will welcome the visitors in a brief ceremony at 3:30 o'clock. Tlicre, thc visitors will be Welcomed by Ihe Leaehville school student body, headed by Loyal Norman, superintendent of schools. Thc tour begins at West Memphis and goe.s on to Marion, Mark- rd Tree. Trumann. .Toneshoro, Para- pould. and Leaehville before com- intr here. Tli c final lour will lake plncc April an in West Tennessee, with thc first tour last Monday into Mississippi. will Livestock Levy Jr., Blytheville Navy ensign, died while being transported to •mother prison. Major Speck's most serious injury was received Jan. of last year while on another boat fired upon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, he was studying law at Fordham Unl- rersity. New York City, when he volunteered for service. Earlier, he attended Arkansas state College, Joncsboro, before entering the law school. In discussing his candidacy. Major Speck said: "I feel that we j should, to assure ourselves of a se- ' cure future, develop out educational facilities much more anrt I also feel that I should like to do something for war veterans, their wives and families," In pointing out some of the matters in which he is most interested. In the county for a Ec\v days before returning to the hospital, Major Speck hopes to return by early Summer so that he can personally become better acquainted with more people, lie said. Unmarried, the 29-year-old candidate's permanent home Is at Frenchman's Bayou with his parents. Farr, will sing, "He Is Risen." Th» Rev. E. C. Brown's subject will be. "The Message of the Risen Christ for Our Day." Mrs. Murray Smart, organist, will accompany the choir for the anthem and when hymns. "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today." "Oh, Wo,'ship the King" and "Low In th~ 0! £Ti WC " arC SUn Dalto Communist officials in Changking announced that Communist troops had captured the city, and Nationalist sources Indicated; confirmation. A Nationalist reconnaissance plane which clashed over Changchun Friday reported the city silent, without artillery fire or street fighting. Thc police headquarters in Tatsung Square, one of the final government strongholds, was In flames. (A Communist broadcast from Changchun, heard by thc Government Monitor in San Francisco, reported that thc Communist army ; :— D - captured Changchun at 1 p.m. ,i *. ,,, "S 5 . 10 "* 1 ^ so: i ' Manchuria time) Thursday, one at First Methodist Church, lo sins hour after the last Natlonalis Hosarma. Under direction of Mrrf. brondcast . Thc communist brond- "ii 50 ^ ,, el ? r ?V h <L Cho1r w '» '""!• cast said a "local Democratic KOV"The Hallelujah Chorus" from (lie Messiah by Handel. Mrs. John Caudll! is organist. The Rev. S. B. Wilford, *pastir. will preach and officiate at the oap- tismal service. At First Christian Church, ihe choir will sing. "ChrUt Is Ris*n, Christ Is Risen" by Arthur S. Sullivan and A. T. Guerncy before thc Rev. R. Scott Baird. pastor, delivers an Easter sermon. Mrs. George Shanks and Mrs. Don Lutz are in charge of music at Lake Street Methodist Chureii. and Mrs. Oscar Rodgcrs will accompany congregational singing. he camo bt.ck to 1ms iK'cn converted his Into htrthplncc n shrine. for the first time In Here, workmen put up years. Thc house is owned by Ihe city nnd fence, a duplicate or Ihc one r;r<nuul Ihe building when Elsenhower was born. Standing on thc porch Is Miss Jennie Jacksan or DciilNuu, clinlrman of Ihu house committee, who once rocked thc general on her Schwellenbach/ Mine Chief In Surprise Visit President Hears Side " Of Union In Dispute Idling 400,000 Men WASHINGTON April 30. (U.P.) —Secretary of Labor LewU B Schwellcnbach and John L. Lewis! president of the 400,000 striking United Mine Worker* (AFL), paid' a surprise unannounced visit to the White House today. -;"• Schwcllenbach picked up LewU n his private cur «t the Mine" Workers' headquarters and drove straight to the 'whit* House", where Schwellenbach only had been listed for a noon appointment with President Truman. Both men. entered the executive offices together. , ••' ,..; This unexpected development In Uio strike deadlock occurred as Ihe government reported th»t the bituminous stoppage already has cost the nation more ccolthan 'all of last year's coal strikes. Solid Fuels Administrator J.. A' Krug placed the low In -the prwi- ent 20-day strike at'21,9*2.000 tons. Soft coal mines produced only 1,500.000 tons in the first two weeks of this month, compar*d"to 17,WI.OOO tons a year 'ago wh?n scattered work stoppages occurred during the writing of a. new w*gr. contract between the UMW 'alYci operators. ' I'.""."."'. SPA said mat bituminous production for the week ended April preceding knee. (NBA Telephoto.) ST LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. April 20. (U.P>. (USDA1 —Livestock: HOBS: IflO; market steady: com- narecl with last Friday, slaughter hogs holding stcadv: feeder pigs steadv to 25 cents higher. Cattle receipts none: calves none: compared with lost, week: AH classes generally steady. Tons for week: Choice 1190-1254 Ib. slcers and 969-1078 Ib. yearlings 11.25: choice 771-819 Ih. mixed ycarllnes 17.00: choice 83fl Ib. hcif- rrs 16.15: good cows 14.2f>: qood hea"v beef hulls 14.50: odd h.ea<i to 15.00: iiood sniisagc hulls 13.50: ehoioe vealcrs 17.90: chnlcn arnn'irt non. Ibs. Rcnlacement steers 1*1 so. nulk for week: Choice steers 1(5 «517.75: good and choice st<""-s ifijviiR.iS: mcciiiir" to "cod 1S.OO-15.75-. limited niimbc'' of common and medium from 13.Ofl-H.SO- common in small nimher* 10.50-11.50: good rows 13.00-14.00: cnmmnn and medium hcef eows ms-i'si: cannery find miters 1 50-9.?.5- nood hee.f bulls 14.00-U'S1 m«v1tn.v> in rood snnsnEC hulls 12.no-13.00: ehnfee v»ale^ WflO: medium to i-~irt 13 00-16 Si; common nnd cull cvi-ii.ofi: "rood sn"i chnlc« ro- ulneemenf steers 14.75-16.00; medium 13.SO-14.2S. eminent" had been set up.) Auto Dealers Will Answer U. S, Charges DETROIT. April 20. (UP)— Surrender of 31 vised car dealers to federal authorities on charges of ope.-- - - . - ating probably the largest bind: The Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor, market in thc United States will will have as his subject, "Interpret- s t nr l next week, Assistant U. S. Stephen Moore Funeral Today * •" ^ ' * -. . Services To Bo Held This Afternoon For Well-Knpwn Resident Funeral services will be held tills afternoon, 4 o'clock, for Slephen Cooke Moore, 62, who died yesterday morning at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Siuillarloum, Booncvlllo. The Rev. R. Scott Balrd, pnstor of First Christian Church, will conduct the services at Holt Funeral Home wllh burial to be nt Eliu- wood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chester Suiton, Clarence Moore, Jack Finliy Robinson, Carl Matthews, John McDowell and Alton Hardy. Mr. Moore was removed lo the sanitarium six weeks ago when his Illness was diagnosed as ncute tuberculosis. Ont-oi-uiH'ii relatives hero am at the home of his sister. Mrs. Emmn Moore. Nolcn, where his other sls- ler, Miss Ellse Moore, ulso is staying »l the present. Nation To Have Mild Weather This Weekend . B^ United Tint Sunny (ikies nnd mild tcmporu- tures for thc nation Easter Sunday, were promised by the woHthcrmaii toclny. Fn|» nnd mild from const lo coast wns the nationwide forecast, lie said. Ther 0 muy be a few scattered light showers over the upper Mississippi Rlvur Vnlley and the lower Grent Lakes area and some thun- dorshowers In thc Rockies. Elsewhere there will be sunshine and balmy breezes, according to the U. s. Weather Bureau forecast. Even where ralcx U predicted, the weatherman mild It will not bu enough to spoil thai new Easter bonnet. Skies will clear quickly nnd temperatures will remain unusually mild for thin time of year, he said. lug Easter." trict Attorney Joseph C. Murphy A feature of this Easier program sau i today will be thc dedication of Infants ta | indictments against the men-rcs- thc Lord and a class of children will W ents of Detroit. Illinois. Kentucky State Income Tax Man To Be Here Next Week Services of H. S. McClcskey, accountant In thc Stale Income Tax Division, is being offered Monday anrt Tuesday for those who wish assistance In making their state Income lax rclurns, it has been announced by Otho A. Cook, commissioner of revenues for the Stale of Arkansas. Mr. McCleskcy will be at thc Blytheville office. Faces Murder Charge HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. April 20. (U.P.)—After he entered a self- defense plea in Hot Springs Municipal Court yesterday, Leslie M. Baker was bound over to the Garland Grand Jury in connection with the death last Saturday night of Mike Abcio, Hot Springs rcs- Lcdgcrwood fixed be received into thc churcl Dedication or Infants will] also lx- part of the service at thc First Church of the Nazarenc. Severn! new members also will be received. The Rev. F. W. Nash is pastor. Mrs. Sam Godwin will direct Ire choir of Promised land Methodist Church when it presents vocal selections and the choir of Ynrbvo Methodist Church Is under direction of Miss Marie Ross. There will be a special Easter program at Full Gospel Tabernacle during morning Worship Hour. Nurse Takes Own Lite MEMPHIS. Tenn.. April 20. (UP) —Mrs. Cnnle Dee Buchnnan, 4fi- yenr-old reglslcrcd nurse, committed suicide by Injecting herself with a hypodermic needle, presumably containing a sedative, and Ihcn submerging In a. bath tub water, police homicide filled officers reported Police said tliL first of Us kind lotlay. suicide here. was thc Mrs. Buchanan had been despondent over estrangement from her husbnnd, Tnspeclor Pete Wiebcnga said, she left n note saying cannot 'I am belter off dead, live another day." Slayer Of Druggist Is Granted Reprieve LITTLE ROCK. Ark., April .10. (UP)—Eldon Chltwood has secured nt. least a short reprieve from dcti'.h In thc electric chair, a sentence he drew last Feb. 21 after the brul:il shooting of Raymond Morris ill his drug store in Menu. Thc Supreme Court of Arkunsus yesterday grnnted Chltwoort's appeal, thereby giving him an automatic stay of execution from May 10 date set curlier by PniK County Circuit Judge E. K. Ed wards. Since the trial, Chltwood has been In the dcnlh cell at Tucker ainta Prison Farm, A companion In tlu shouting, n-ycar-old K. J. Minn'.', was given life imprisonment In Pr.lk Circuit Court. nnd 10,3250000 iota , for the corresponding week last year. Krug said Pennsylvania anthracite production WM 5.« per cent ahead of IMS (or the first two weeks of 'April. The TJKW& anthracite district* meet next Wednesday In Haaelton to Ir»m demands for a new 'contract to replace the one expiring M»y 31. ,• Secretary ol yLabor ' Lewis , B. fjchwellenbacti' revealed only the. flntj «t*p;of ,a campaign cfr \nS* vigorous government. Intervention In the soft coal ttrtke. U wms «n Invitation for mine operators and union representatives lo meet with him In separate conferences Monday or Tuesday. Denison Greets Gen. Eisenhower ' 40,000 Tekans Honor Leader Upon Return To Texoi Birthplace »V WlI.f.AKI) C'. IIASS!.!!'JS» United J^-rss Stuff Cnrrrspundrnl I3EN13ON, T«x., Apill 20. (UP) — The BMictnl returned lo hLs blrth- Jlace today and received thc greatest welcome this north Texas city of 18,000 ever gave any man. General of the Army DwlghL D. Elsenhower, wlio directed thc victorious battles of bloody Europe, wns greeted by 40.000 visitors as lie mid his party stepped from a lilnno at ncnrby Perrln Field after n ItlBht from Washington. He rode In the front car of f t , Irlumphnl procession thnt ended be-' Wednesday morning by Vernon -B! fore the humble while house where Simpson, prisoner who had escaped he wns trorn r>5 years ngo. from Jefferson city police, has it was a stirring welcome, Tesns been located In a rice field near. style—a tribute to , a native son '. Wnlnut Ridge. Ark. The youthful niid Kw Texnns weren't awed n ! flyer Is'still the object of a Wiae mile by the fncc neighbor "Ike" search In thnl area. .^ !iad helped write n vital chapter in ] State Highway Patrolman Wyatt the history of the world. ; Patrick told the United Press that Stolen Plane Is Found Near Walnut Ridge WALNUT RIDGE, Ark., April 20. (UP)—The Army basic training plane, stolen In Columbia, Mo., N. Y. Stocks A T ,t T 193 1-8 Amcr Tobacco 941-2 and Missouri—were returned by a federal grand jury here yrstcrdny OPA officials estimated the dealers had profited by $3.000.000 ir transactions involving 5,000 used cars since November. 1944. U. S District Attorney John Lchr said authorities have definite evidence that at least 2,500 cars were involved and illegal profits of $1.500.000 taken. Fifteen special OPA agents, augmented by other Investigators, have 1)0011 working on the Inquiry since, last September. OPA officials o.xM Ihe investigation was continuing and had been extended to Washington, Indianapolis and clnnall. Investigators estimated that the black market dealers made an average of $600 over ceiling prices on ll«>» transactions. Most Of thc cars were Chosen To Lead Veterans For the general, today.'s view of the house at the corner of Chestnut nnd Burnett strecl.s will be the first In his memory. Hu was n tot of Iwo when the Eisenhowers left Texas for Abilene, Kans., 53 year.s ago. Decked In bunting aud resounding lo the beat of marching feel, Denison was having thc top day In Us 74-year history. Today's red letter event took place because thc citizens of Denison. by popular subscription, purchased thc Elsenhower birthplace, covered the dirty gray paint with gleaming white, filled the home with 1880 relics and invited the general lo "come home fur n visit." Eisenhower was accompanied on the flight from Washington by another famed Tcxnn, Speaker of thc House Sam Raybiirn. turant owner. Judge Vern Baker's bond at $5.000. However, the judge did not specify just what degree of murder Baker is charged with. 133 47 Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors 143-3 Montgomery Ward 021-2 N Y Central 28 3-8 Int Harvester <I5 1-2 North Am Aviation 14 1-4 Republic steel 34 1-4 Radio 16 3.4 Socony Vacuum n 1-8 Studebaker 31 1-4 Standard of N J ....'..... 75 1-S Texas Corp 64 1-2 Packard U R steel In Detroit and sold in Cairo aud Murray lo dealers from Texas. Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee. Ixiu- Islana, Kentucky and Illinois. Authorities named Ben Flshel, 33, Cairo, and John C. Farmer, 51, and his son, John W. Farmer, as thc "masterminds" In thc black market, which started as a legitimate auction at Cairo. Chicago Wheat 10 l- 85 ly . 183',i 183 !'i 183'-; 163?.I Sept . 183Vi 18314 183'.i 183!i - Mr. Ttlackard Mri Me Call* Marshall Blackard will serve as Commander of District 4. Veterans of Foreign Wars > and J. Karris McCa!la as Commander of Blylhevillc Hunt-Lloyd Post. Mr. Blncfcafd, retiring Commander of the local post, was elected nt n meeting Thursday night at thc Armory. At the same meeting, Mr. McCalla was installed. James H. Smith, Keiser Farmer/ Taken-By Death James Henry Smith, farm owner of the Keiser section, died this morning, 4:45 o.'clock, at his home. He was 82. Born Nov. 12, 1863, In West Tennessee, he had lived In South Mississippi County more than 20 years. Funeral plans were incomplete ic- day noon but will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at, the Kel- scr Baptist Church, with burial ot Bassett Cemetery. Joining his wife. Mrs. Ada Smith. and other sons nt the home fc'ill be relatives from Oklahoma. Swift Funeral is In charge. Home of Osceoli Sfee/e Child Injured Paul Garrard of Steelc, Mo., is ,\ patient at Blytheville Hospital after having fractured his arm yesterday in a fall. he plane landed about four and one-half miles east of here on the farm of Clyde Knight at noon Thursday. Patrick Identified the through its A-C-o nurmSer. N-C 57577. He said that the plane was not damaged In any way. Thc patrolman said the pilot taxied thc plane Into some near-by woods and walked up a lane toward the Evergreen, Ark., school house, ptiplls at the school saw the plane larxl. The pilot went to the home of Mrs. Ora Bruce, asked for ft drink of water and the way to Walnut Ridge. He told Mrs. Bruce that the plane was out of gas. State policemen say there was fuel In the tank when they examined the plane last night. Simpson, a 21-year-old ex-Army pilot, dodged police bullets in Jefferson City last Tuesday night after he and a companion, Billy Gene Cauble, 19, had been arrested oh suspicion of robbery. The young pilot had previously escaped from the Wichita Falls, Te*., Jail where he was being held pending removal to the Texas penitentiary on » burglary conviction. Cauble, also of Wichita Falta, was ' apprehended and told Missouri officials that tits companion had Intended to steal a plane at Jeffee- son City. Instead, Simpson showed up'at Columbia, 35 miles north, in a stolen car. He asked airport attendants for permission to look at a plan*A field maintenance mart became suspicious and called police. However, while he wac on th« telephone Simpson hoppw* Into the craft and took off- Missouri police Issued a warning to officials of neighboring states describing thc youth as weighing 1(0 pounds, with blue eyes, and a dark beard. When last »een he wu wearing a black suit. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cioudj today, Thc eight-year-old son of Mis Halite Garrard of Stcele, he v;as tonight and Sunday. Not mudi resting very well loday. I rhange in temperate*.
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